Apr 5th, 2011
Former Central African Republic president Ange-Felix Patasse, who after a long and chequered career was ousted in a 2003 coup, has died just months after making a last bid to run his impoverished country. He was 74. Patasse’s spokesman, Guy-Simplice Kodegue, told AFP Patasse died in Douala in C...
Jan 23rd, 2011
Here is a timeline on the Central African Republic, which holds presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. Aug. 1960 – CAR becomes independent from France. David Dacko becomes president. Jan. 1965 – Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Dacko’s cousin and army commander, seizes power in a coup...
In Facts about Africa
Oct 15th, 2010
The Central African Republic (CAR) has been unstable since its independence from France in 1960 and is one of the least-developed countries in the world. It has endured several coups and a notorious period under a self-declared emperor, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, who headed a brutal regime. Overview The Bok...